I’ve been curious about the Black Hog Farm-to-Door program for quite a while. Recently a few friends of mine started the program (Megan, Lana, I’m lookin’ at you!), so I pulled up their website to learn a bit about it.
Black Hog is a local, North Florida based farm which offers all sorts of fruits, vegetables, eggs and proteins for sale.
Deliveries can include:
- Fresh Produce
- Free Range Chicken
- Fresh farm Eggs
- Naturally Raised Heritage Pork (including Berkshire, Tamworth and Large Black)
- Naturally raised pastured Beef
- Other quality local, regional and fresh Black Hog Farm approved products
Plus, they offer a subscription based program. You can subscribe to receive items on a weekly every-other-week or even specific week basis. They also offer a Farmer Box which is a random collection of fruits and veggies. You can pay a few bucks more and actually select up to 10 items to have in your box.
While it’s called Farm-to-Door, they don’t actually deliver to your door. It was a bit unclear. It sounds like it was a program that they’re no longer accepting new clients for and they’re phasing it out. Now the program has evolved so you pickup your order on a designated day at the local YMCA. On Sunday I signed up for the every-other-week Farmers Box, and today was my pickup day. After work I headed to Brooks YMCA and picked up my selection of goods. (Actually I drove halfway home then I remembered, drove back and picked up my box.)
My friend emailed Black Hog for information on her own and they told her the following.
We are still doing Farm to Door home delivery to most areas of Jacksonville. The pick up at your local Y does allows you to have more choices in customizing your order by using our new web site. Home delivery Members from the intercostal east are also able to order off the site. All other home delivery orders are made by email.
When I got home, I explored my goods. I had selected to order a dozen eggs, 1 pound breakfast sausage and 1 pound ground beef. Plus I ordered a Farmers Choice box. I was feeling risky on Sunday when I submitted my order, so I let Black Hog decide what to send me. I didn’t give them any specifications on what to leave out, but you do have the option. Here’s what came in my box:
- 1 small butternut squash
- 2 tomatoes
- 4 peaches
- 4 oranges
- 1 bag romaine
- 3 large carrots
- 1 bag spinach
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 bag mushrooms
Ha! I’m actually allergic to mushrooms. Oops. Regardless, I’d say for $25, I got a pretty good box. The ground beef, sausage and eggs were extra.
Have you ever ordered a protein/produce delivery like this?